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The official newsletter of Central Coast Adventist School

Jesus Blessed Some parents brought their children to Jesus...’ Mark 10:13 NLT Jesus was teaching in Judea and drawing quite a crowd. People were also, ‘bringing little children to Jesus for Him to place His hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, He was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”’ (Mark 10:13NIV) The disciples assumed Jesus wouldn’t want to include the children. Instead Jesus was not only keen to allow them in, but to bless them too. We can easily have the same attitude and judgment as the disciples did with people who don’t yet know Jesus. We can let our judgments take hold of us and assume that they won’t want to hear the Good News because of their bold atheism, drug addiction or whatever. But the Gospel, the Person of Jesus Christ, is not just for people who you think are fit to hear or most likely to listen. It’s not your job to convince; it’s your job to share. When we grow closer to Him, His life in us will become more magnetic to those around us. And we’ll naturally start wanting to share the Gospel and be more open with people we wouldn’t usually give a second look. Remember, often the people who are most passionately against Christianity can be the ones seeking the most, without them or us knowing it. Jesus was busy yet He made time to bless little children. The little children in our lives might be young or young in their faith but we too should look for opportunities to bless! - word4U2day (an adaptation of The Word for Today authored by Bob & Debby Gass)

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CAMPUS NEWS Maggie Hamilton Presentations - 29/30 May What’s Happening To Our Girls & Boys Right Now? In a few short years our kids have become vulnerable – not just teenagers – young boys and girls. They’re now facing challenges no generation has faced. What a twelve-year-old experienced at seven, is not what a seven-year-old is now struggling with. This is why many of the signposts we offer our children no longer apply. So, what is happening to kids? Why do they pay more attention to their peers than parents? What makes brandname clothes and looking sexy so appealing? Why are they drawn to ‘out there’ behavior, and why are depression, cutting, eating disorders and drinking on the rise? How do so many kids lead secret lives? Why are increasing numbers accessing porn? And what can we do about it? Over three years Maggie Hamilton interviewed dozens of boys and girls, teachers, school counselors, psychologists, law enforcement and medical personnel to get an insider’s view on what girls and boys are experiencing at present. Informed and revealing, her research lays these issues bare, and offers sensible, easy-to-implement solutions. Maggie will presenting to parents, staff and students over two days. Wednesday, 29 May - Parent session 7:00 - 8:00pm in the Naomi Frew Memorial Hall Thursday, 30 May - Student sessions (Yr 9,10,12) 9:00am - 3:00pm in the Naomi Frew Memorial Hall Winter Uniform Students are required to be in full winter uniform by week 3. In the meantime students are able to choose whether they wear summer or winter uniform. Please note that a combination of both summer and winter uniform is not permitted.


School Attendance & Absences All enrolled CCAS students are expected to attend school on each school day. If your child is absent from school, for any length of time, a written letter/note of explanation is required e.g hand written note, email or fax. In a recent clarification of the State Education Minister’s requirements, students taking extended leave from school under certain criteria, must now complete the Application for Exemption from Attendance at School Form and be issued a Certificate of Exception. The criteria for this student leave relates to the following areas: • Exceptional domestic circumstances Eg: family holidays during school term • Direction under Section 42 of the Public Health Act 1991 Eg: diagnosis of contracting vaccine preventable illness • Employment in the Entertainment Industry Eg: a role in a stage production that takes the student away from school for any period of time: a day, a month, a year • Participation in Elite Sporting events at late notice and short periods of time Eg: late call up to a state or national sporting team; moving from a training squad to a playing role for one to two days (NB: his does not apply to HRIS, AICES and CIS level competitions.) • Long term travel arrangements of more than 20 school days. Eg: overseas family holiday (NB: Copies of the travel documentation should be included with the application.) The application form is available from the Admin Office. Thank you for adhering to this new expectation. - Mr Bennetts Annual Data Check Around this time each year, the eldest child in each family brings home a letter from the school asking parents/guardians to check the data which we have stored in our school database. These letters were handed out on Wednesday, 8 May. Please ask your eldest child for a copy. Parents/guardians are asked to check the data, correct it where needed, and return the form to school ASAP. Letters can be returned to your child’s roll marking teacher (high school), class

teacher (primary school) or to the Admin Office. Many thanks for your assistance in this matter. - Mr McLean Mothers Day Stall - 10 May Please remember to get your $5 in for your gifts so your children can say “Thank you mum!” with a beautiful gift. Please place the $5 into an envelope with your childs name and class clearly marked. Home Game for Senior Boys Basketball On Tuesday, 14 May our senior boys basketball team will be playing The Scots College in the Sport Centre at 1:00pm. This is the first time our boys have had the opportunity play a home game. We’d love to have as much support as possible for them. If you are able to make it we’d love to have an enthusiastic and supportive crowd to cheer our team on! Canteen Corner WINTER MENU The Winter Menu is now available and can be downloaded from the website - please note the updated prices. GARLIC BREAD The portions of garlic bread have been reduced in size and are a more appropriate serving size for children. The price has been reduced from $1.30 to $1.00. BREAKFAST MENU The breakfast menu can be downloaded from the website and is served from 8:15am each morning. Hot chocolates are also available for $2.00. Library Corner LIBRARY BOOK CLUB - Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC) Congratulations to: Kindy - Jade Downs, Matthew Ferrett, Keira Smith Year 1 - Luke Bender, Vienna Fraser, Jye Le Brocq, Charlotte McSwan Year 2 - Miyuru Amarasekera, Blake Downs, Jenna Smith, Jacob Sanburg Year 4 - Calvin Truswell These students have already completed the Reading Challenge by reading a total of 20/30 books. Well done! Parents Information on the NSW Premier’s Reading

Challenge can be found on their website https:// Questions can be forwarded to Mrs Robertson PRC Hints and Tips • Set a challenge with your classmates/brother or sister/ Mum and Dad! • Each time you read a PRC book enter it online straight away OR write down the details in your school diary or homework book. • Borrow and read 2 books each week and you will complete the PRC in 15 weeks for the K-2 challenge or 10 weeks for the 3-4, 5-6 challenges. • If books are on the list and are read to you in class or as a family, you are able to add them. We have a grand total of 56 students participating there is still time to join. The challenge doesn’t finish until August. OVERDUE BOOKS Please bring in any overdue items from Term One or let us know if you want any items renewed. Notification for outstanding resources will be sent in a few weeks. Fee charges for unreturned items will be made at the end of the term. SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB AND KOORONG BOOK CLUB Please have your order and payment back, from either catalogue, into the library by Friday, 17 May. NATIONAL SIMULTANEOUS STORYTIME Wednesday, 22 May at 11.00am the WHOLE OF AUSTRALIA will be participating in the reading of the same book! “How is this possible?” you may ask?! To find out, we plan to have a reading of this book to be part of this national celebration of reading. Stay tuned to find out when and where in the next school newsletter. Pathfinder News Wow, what a busy Club night we just had. A huge ‘thank you’ must be said to all the drivers who enabled our Pathfinders to complete their community service activity on Saturday afternoon. An awesome effort with a bigger area covered and over $4,100 collected for the Red Shield Appeal, the highest total thus far. Thank you Pathfinders - a lot of people will benefit as a result of your efforts. Well done!

UNIT CAMPS Please check for emails from your Unit Leaders with detailed information regarding your upcoming Unit camps. CONFERENCE EXPEDITION Detailed information for the Expedition on the June long weekend will be shared next week but for now we know the location will be Gardens of Stone National Park, west of Lithgow. If you are new to Pathfinders or have not been involved in an Expedition before please contact your Unit Leaders ASAP for a ‘What to Pack’ list and advice on the level of hiking involved, as planning in advance is the key to a successful and hopefully enjoyable weekend for everyone. DRESS UNIFORMS AND POLO SHIRTS If you did not collect your Dress Uniform or Polo shirt last weekend please contact Leanne to arrange pickup. A reminder your Full Dress Uniform will need to be worn for our next Club Night on 1st June in preparation for Conference and Club events later in the year. Should you require further information please contact Leanne West, Club Secretary via email on Dates to remember 17-19 May Unit Camps 1 June Club Night – FULL DRESS UNIFORM 7-10 June NNSW Conference Expedition – Gardens of Stone National Park (west of Lithgow) SECONDARY NEWS Year 7 Luna Park Excursion Last Friday, year 7 science students visited Luna Park to spin, twist, dip and slide their way on a dozen rides. They were accompanied by their year coordinator, roll teachers and science teachers who also appreciated some of the ‘natural forces’ that exist on these rides. The students represented themselves, their families and their school very well. We are very proud of all our students. - Mrs Bennetts and Mr Rogers Year 11 Biology Prac Surface Area to Volume Ratio Students investigated this week why living cells are small? The larger their surface area to volume ratio, the more efficiently diffusion can occur through their

membranes and through out the whole cell. - Mrs Bennetts Careers News Try A Skill On Wednesday, 19 June, the 2013 Central Coast Try a Skill offers High School students and early school leavers hands on experience of different trades and vocations. Industry specialists will be available to answer questions and provide real life feedback for students. This year students can choose up to 5 skills to visit on the day. The full list of trades for the day are to be confirmed, some of which are listed below: CARPENTRY, ELECTRICAL, COOKERY, AUTO, SIGN CRAFT, WELDING, BRICKLAYING, TOURISM, HAIRDRESSING, BUSINESS, HORTICULTURE, & BEAUTY. If you are interested, please let me know early next week. I will be arranging the excursion depending on numbers.

The Sydney Morning Herald HSC and Careers Expo 2013 The SMH expo claims to be “the most successful education and careers events in NSW”. It’s a bold claim but it is certainly one of the biggest events with 145 exhibitors and over 16,000 visitors last year. This year exhibitors will have information and resources for; the HSC, career and study advice, international exchange and GAP year programs, Australia’s top universities, as well as TAFE and training colleges. There will also be seminars available for HSC subjects and study advice, tertiary courses, and careers. Admission is $10 per person and I have a few freebies for those who move fast. You can find out more at It runs on Thursday 30 and Friday 31 May, Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June, 10am-3pm in the Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park. - Mr Robartson

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Canteen Menu Winter 2013

DAILY SPECIALS MONDAY – Vegeburger & salad


Vege pattie, lettuce, tomato, carrot, beetroot, sweet chilli, lite sour cream

TUESDAY – Haystack


WEDNESDAY – Potato wedges


THURSDAY – Thursday Burgers


FRIDAY – Nachos


Lettuce, cucumber, tomato, carrot, corn chips, bean/pasta sauce, cheese * Optional - lite sour cream Oven baked * Optional - lite sour cream & chilli or tomato sauce Burger pattie, sauteed onion, cheese, lettuce, BBQ sauce

Corn chips, bean/pasta sauce, cheese * Optional - lite sour cream

HOT FOOD Soup of the day Garlic focaccia bread Pizza subs

Cup Bowl

Pesto Pine Nut Pasta Macaroni Cheese

Hot Dog (white roll by order only) Hot Dog & Cheese (white roll by order only) Hash Brown (oven baked) Melted Cheese Roll Jaffles (spaghetti or baked bean) Spring Roll (oven baked) Margherita Pizza Slab

Pasta Cup (penne, tomato pasta sauce & cheese) Cheese & Vegemite or Chilli scroll Cheese knot Noodle Cups Fried rice

$3.50 $4.00

$1.30 $1.30

$3.50 $3.50 $3.20 $3.60 $1.00 $2.80 $2.80 $1.00 $3.50 $3.00 $3.20 $2.20 $3.00 $3.50

SANDWICHES & ROLLS Wholemeal & multigrain over the counter, white - lunch order only Get your sandwich toasted 50c Wholemeal roll (extra) $1.00 Gluten free bread (extra charge) $1.00 Cheese & salad wrap $4.20 Tasty cheese & avocado sandwich $3.40 Tasty Cheese Egg & lettuce Curried Egg & lettuce

$2.40 $3.40 $3.60

Cheese & Salad Cheese & Vegemite Cheese & Tomato

$3.80 $2.70 $3.40

Peanut Butter

Egg Vegemite Salad


$2.90 $2.20 $3.40

SALAD & FRUIT Garden Salad (small) Large salad with egg & avocado Salad dressing sachet

$3.20 $5.50 30c

Fruit Salad


Fruit Cup (seasonal fruit)


YOGURT Mixed Berries & Vanilla Yogurt - low fat Mixed berries, yoghurt & toasted muesli

$3.20 $3.50

Frozen Yogurt - low fat (peach/mango, strawberry) Mango, yoghurt & toasted muesli Passionfruit, yoghurt & toasted muesli

$2.20 $3.50 $3.50

CAKES Banana Bread - low fat Choc Chip or Berry Muffins (primary - order only) Small choc chip muffins

$3.40 $3.00 $2.00

SNACKS JJ Noodles - Small (BBQ, chicken) JJ Noodles - Large (BBQ, chicken) JJ Crackers (chicken) Lightly salted popcorn

50c $1.00

$1.20 $1.80

DRINKS Hot chocolate


Berri Juice 250ml (apple/blackcurrant, apple, orange) Macquarie Valley 100% Juice 375ml (orange, apple, passionfruit) Fruit Slushies - Small (assorted flavours)

Fruit Slushies - Large (assorted flavours) Icy Cups (orange, apple, blackcurrant) Macquarie Valley 100% Orange Juice 500ml


Moove - low fat (choc, strawberry, banana) Classic 375ml (choc, straw, vanilla malt) Classic 600ml (choc, straw, vanilla malt) Big M Chocolate milk Up & Go Energiser Up & Go - Large (choc) Up & Go (choc, strawberry) Milkshakes (caramel, strawberry, chocolate) Milkshakes must be collected from canteen


Quench Mineral Water - low sugar (apple/raspberry, lemon/lime) Focus - Flavoured Water 350ml (raspberry, fruit fix, blackcurrant, lemonade) LOL - Sparkling Fruit Juice 250ml (tropical, raspberry, blackcurrant) Bottled water

$2.00 $2.00 $3.00 $2.00 $3.00 $1.00 $3.50 $2.00 $3.20 $3.80 $4.00 $3.00 $3.00 $2.00 $4.00

$2.50 $2.50 $2.50 $2.20

ICE CREAMS Vanilla Cups


Lemonade/Red Icy Pole TNT’s (frozen ice block) Triple Swirl

$1.20 $1.20 $1.50

Choc Billabong


TREAT CORNER All treats portion controlled - 50c limit Fruit Faces Red Liquorice



COLDS & FLUS Two throat lozenges are available and only one pack can

be purchased at a time by primary or secondary students Eucalyptus Drops Soothers

70c $2.20 Last updated on 8/4/2013

Breakfast Menu Available 8:15 – 8:45








.80c / slice




.70c / slice

- Peanut Butter - Vegemite - Cinnamon





Central Coast Adventist School

9 May 2013  

Central Coast Adventist School newsletter

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